Killeen Independent School District, Texas

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Killeen Independent School District
Killeen, Texas
Killeen ISD logo.JPG
District Profile
Superintendent:Robert Wayne Muller
Enrollment:39,901 students
Number of schools:53
Budget: $361.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Shelley Wells
Board members:7
Term length:3
Killeen Independent School District is a school district in Texas that serves Bell County and a small portion of Coryell County. It is the 26th-largest school district in Texas, serving 39,901 students in 53 schools with an operating budget of $361.4 million.[1]

About the district

Killeen Independent School District is located in Killeen, Texas
Killeen Independent School District is located in Killeen, Texas and serves the counties of Bell and Coryell. The city's population was 127,921 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Killeen underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment and median household income but outperforms in terms of poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 16.7% of Killeen residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Killeen had a median income of $44,799 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Killeen was 16.9% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Killeen (%) Texas (%)
White 45.1 80.6
Black or African American 34.1 12.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.0
Asian 4.1 4.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.4 0.1
Two or More Races 22.9 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 29.0 38.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]


The superintendent of Killeen Independent School District is Robert Wayne Muller, who was appointed to the position in 2008. He has both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Oklahoma State University; and his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He had previously served as superintendent of Van Alstyne Independent School District.[4]

School board

The Killeen ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.[5]

Killeen ISD Board of Trustees
Member Role Place # Term Ends
Shelley Wells President Place 1 2016
Terry Delano Vice President Place 5 2017
Susan Jones Member Place 2 2016
Corbett Lawler Member Place 3 2016
JoAnn Purser Member Place 7 2015
Marvin Rainwater Member Place 4 2017
Minerva Trujillo Member Place 6 2015

School board elections

See also: Killeen Independent School District elections (2014)

Members of the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees are elected at-large to three-year terms. In the May 10, 2014 election, Terry Delano was re-elected in an uncontested election to his Place 5 seat; newcomer Marvin Rainwater was elected to Place 4. Two seats will be up for election in May 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2011:

As long as the requirements of the Open Meetings Act are satisfied and the right of citizens to apply to the Board for redress of their grievances is not abridged, the Board need not provide a public forum for every citizen wishing to express an opinion on a matter. Reasonable restraints on the number, length, and frequency of presentations are permissible. The Board may limit the number of persons it will hear on a particular subject and the frequency with which they may appear, so long as the regulation does not abridge constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of speech and to petition nor unfairly discriminate among views seeking expression. [6]

—Killeen Independent School District's website, (2011), [7]


Killeen Independent School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $241,367,573.90 66.8% $57,536,393.14 15.9% $46,657,825.60 12.9% $11,982,525 3.3% $3,887,721.03 1.1% $361,432,038.67
Averages: $241,367,573.9 67% $57,536,393.14 16% $46,657,825.6 13% $11,982,525 3% $3,887,721.03 1% $361,432,038.67

Teacher salaries

Teachers in Killeen Independent School District earn annual salaries based on years on the job as well as educational achievement. Teachers with a Bachelor's degree and no experience start out earning a salary of $43,000 and can earn up to $50,900. Stipends of $1,175 are given to those with Master's degrees, $1,755 to those with a doctorate and $1,175 for those with five years of experience with KISD.[8]

Schools in Killeen ISD


Killeen Independent School District serves 39,901 students. Killeen Independent School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[9]

District schools

Killeen Independent School District operates 53 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Killeen Independent School District Schools
School Name
Audie Murphy Middle School
Bellaire Elementary School
Brookhaven Elementary School
Cavazos Elementary School
Cedar Valley Elementary School
Clarke Elementary School
Clear Creek Elementary School
Clifton Park Elementary School
Duncan Elementary School
Eastern Hills Middle School
East Ward Elementary School
Ellison High School
Fowler Elementary School
Gateway High School
Gateway Middle School
Harker Heights Elementary School
Harker Heights High School
Hay Branch Elementary School
Haynes Elementary School
Iduma Elementary School
Ira Cross Elementary School
Killeen High School
KISD Career Center
Liberty Hill Middle School
Live Oak Ridge Middle School
Manor Middle School
Maxdale Elementary School
Meadows Elementary School
Montague Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Nolan Middle School
Nolanville Elementary School
Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School
Palo Alto Middle School
Pathways High School
Patterson Middle School
Peebles Elementary School
Pershing Park Elementary School
Rancier Middle School
Reeces Creek Elementary School
Saegert Elementary School
Shoemaker High School
Skipcha Elementary School
Smith Middle School
Specialty Campuses
STEM Academy
Sugar Loaf Elementary School
Timber Ridge Elementary School
Trimmier Elementary School
Union Grove Middle School
Venable Village Elementary School
West Ward Elementary School
Willow Springs Elementary School

Academic performance

The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:

  • Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
  • Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
  • Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
  • Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.

Killeen Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 95 percent of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:[11]

Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013
Category Points earned Maximum points Index score Target score
Student Achievement 57,485 75,192 76 50
Student Progress 1,716 5,200 33 21
Closing Performance Gaps 1,081 1,500 72 50
Postsecondary Readiness 1,138.8 1,400 81 75

Contact information

Killeen ISD logo.JPG
Killeen School Board
200 N. WS Young Drive
Killeen, TX 76542
Phone: (254) 336-0000

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